Sometimes, when I'm feeling particularly fed up with this wretched disease, I will disconnect from my pump for a little bit and lie down on my bed and just take breaths and THINK.
It's weirdly helpful. There is something great about not being connected to an electronic box (don't get me wrong, I adore my pink Ping and the resulting lifestyle) for a few minutes and just to imagine how different life might be if that's how it always was. No pump, no shots, no Diabetes.
Sometimes, it makes me feel worse because I end up wishing I was my non-diabetic twin sister and have the "Why Me?" moment, but most of the time, it makes me realize that I would be a completely different person and probably a worse (well, less aware) person.
Diabetes isn't fun. It just IS NOT. However, it has given me a much more mature outlook and has made me stronger, has made all of us, stronger because we have to deal with things every day that most people don't. So congratulations to all of us who have made it through. To everyone who has overcome the pain, the depression and all the "why me" moments life has thrown your way. You are a spectacular person.